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The Antiquity of Man

The Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man

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Author: Charles Lyell
Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 164,804 / 497 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.3
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 2,265
mnybks.net#: 4571
Genre: Science

1914 Edition

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Lyell, edited by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Lyell, 1881.

See also:

Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, 1887.

Life and Letters of Sedgwick, by Clark and Hughes, 1890.


CONTENTS.

CHAPTER 1.

INTRODUCTORY.

Preliminary Remarks on the Subjects treated of in this Work. Definition of the terms Recent and Pleistocene. Tabular View of the entire Series of Fossiliferous Strata.

CHAPTER 2.

RECENT PERIOD--DANISH PEAT AND SHELL MOUNDS-- SWISS LAKE-DWELLINGS.

Works of Art in Danish Peat-Mosses. Remains of three Periods of Vegetation in the Peat. Ages of Stone, Bronze, and Iron. Shell-Mounds or ancient Refuse-Heaps of the Danish Islands. Change in geographical Distribution of Marine Mollusca since their Origin. Embedded Remains of Mammalia of Recent Species. Human Skulls of the same Period. Swiss Lake-Dwellings built on Piles. Stone and Bronze Implements found in them. Fossil Cereals and other Plants. Remains of Mammalia,

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